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Metro Area Population: 2,408,750
Denver is the 10th largest central business district in the United States. Its central location is a benefit in communicating with both North American coasts, South America, Europe, and Asia in the same business day.
The economy is based partially on its geographic position and its connection to some of the major transportation systems of the country. It is a natural location for storage and distribution of goods and services. The Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area has more federal workers than any other metropolitan area except for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The area also hosts companies based on US defense and space projects. Mining and energy companies are a natural result of the proximity to the Rocky Mountains.
Denver cost of living is 4.88% higher than the U.S. average. The Denver-Aurora Metro Area's cost of living is 1.92% higher than the U.S. average.
Based on Sperling's Best Places, Denver's income per capita is $28,753, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $46,391. In the greater metro area, the income per capita is $31,506 and the median household income is $61,334.
The average one-way commute in Denver, takes 27 minutes. Denver also hosts many buses, light rail lines and a strong presence of Amtrak as well. Denver International Airport (DEN) provides air travel to the area.
Universities in or near Denver that offer post-baccalaureate degrees:
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